The answer is schistosomiasis — also known as bilharzia — a potentially fatal disease that develops when people come into contact with water contaminated by certain snails that carry parasites.
We are developing a new strategy to support the targets in the new WHO Road Map for NTDs 2021-2030 and supporting two of the enablers in the NTD road map; advocacy and fundraising, and collaboration and multi-sectoral action.
As the Partnership has evolved to a new structure, we are developing the Uniting strategy and operational plan to support the new WHO NTD road map 2021-2030. A consultation process and timeline has been agreed with the Board and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
On 25 June 2020, partners and stakeholders from around the world joined the Power the Partnership: End the Neglect. Watch the event here.
Our virtual event, called on country leaders and policy makers to remember more than 1.7 billion people affected by NTDs and continue the commitment set out in the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs which comes to an end this year.
We are expanding our focus from the ten diseases targeted in the 2012 London Declaration to all 20 diseases included in the new WHO draft road map.
The Consultative Forum has been established to provide critical advice to the Board, the Secretariat and working groups
Uniting to Combat NTDs is concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic and is monitoring the situation closely. We fully support the measures taken by the World Health Organization and partners to prevent and stop the spread of Covid-19.
WHO is developing a sustainability framework to complement the NTD road map 2021–2030.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested contributions to the new Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) 2021-2030.
2020 marks the eighth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). What has been achieved since it was signed in 2012?
Summit to call on world leaders to meet 2018 CHOGM 2018 pledge to halve malaria by 2023 and deliver the political and financial commitments to end scourge of NTDs.
Following an international search, Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases is excited to announce the inaugural Board that will lead the partnership from 2020 and beyond.
Last week world leaders adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration resolution on universal health coverage (UHC), with the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calling the agreement “the most comprehensive ever reached on global health”.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have been officially recognised as a key component for universal health coverage (UHC) at last month’s Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama, Japan.
Burkina Faso is a good example of what can be achieved through public-private partnership, partly thanks to contributions in human resources provided by our Government, to assist partners like USAID, UK Aid, WHO and the World Bank, to implement interventions combating NTDs countrywide.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana challenges Africa to eliminate at least one neglected tropical diseases in 15 African nations by 2023.
Johnson & Johnson announce that they will be extending their commitment to provide mebendazole to treat intestinal worms until 2025.
Following the recent review, the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases partnership has now launched the nomination process to secure members for our new high-profile Board and Advisory Group.
The neglected tropical diseases (NTD) community has collaborated to create two new tools to show the progress made in the fight against NTDs and to accelerate further progress through collective action.
Last year, many of our partners contributed to a thorough external review and consultation process, which will help to shape how we will work together in years to come. This consultation concluded at the end of 2018, and an updated value proposition for the partnership has been agreed.
African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking.
Ten years ago, before the London Declaration and before the wider partnership against NTDs was formed we could only dream about things we take for granted today.
Meet Precious Mukelabai – a woman who travelled outside her country, Zambia, for the first time this month. For that journey, she also obtained a passport for the first time in her life and travelled on a plane for the first time.
Dr Mwele Malecela, a health scientist from Tanzania, is taking up a leading position at the World Health Organization (WHO). We met her as she was transitioning into her new position at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Leading philanthropists as well as African and European governments have announced more than US$150 million to tackle neglected tropical diseases largely unknown in western countries, but which affect 1.5 billion people – or one in five on the planet. The over $150 million funding will unlock a total aid package worth many, many more times that sum thanks to the free donation of medicines from pharmaceutical companies.
Today, 57 countries committed to eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through the adoption of a resolution at the XVIIIe Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF, or International Organization of the Francophonie).
An open letter to leaders of member states and governments of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF)
Tributes flowed in an oak-panelled Victorian lecture room in Liverpool, England, in early September to one of the pioneer fighters against tropical diseases. Colleagues, family and friends of Professor David Molyneux gathered in the historic room to celebrate his career and mark his retirement as Emeritus Professor (amongst other roles) of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
The “Mandela 100” campaign seeks to mobilize USD $1 billion in new commitments for the world’s most marginalised people, with USD $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide. These investments will be aimed at ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, reforming and repealing sexist laws, providing funding for women’s health and family planning, and ensuring access to clean water and safe sanitation world wide.
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer - through the International Trachoma Initiative - has recommitted its pledge to eliminate the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world, trachoma, by extending its donation of the preventive drug Zithromax® (azithromycin) to all those at risk through to 2025.
Trachoma funding, Ghana announces trachoma elimination, Botswana committed in fight against NTDs
This week (16 to 20 April 2018), leaders are gathering in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. With a packed agenda and forums, we’re working to ensure neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are part of the conversation and that leaders take action.
On 12 April 2018, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt not only set out her vision for UK aid, she also promised to redouble DFID’s efforts in the fight against polio, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, TB and AIDS.